Tuesday, August 04, 2015

My current top 14

Angela Gheorghiu
Anna Netrebko
Renée Fleming
Nina Stemme
Anja Harteros

Cecilia Bartoli
Elina Garanča
Joyce DiDonato

Jonas Kaufmann
Juan Diego Florez
Piotr Beczala

Željko Lučić
René Pape
Dmitri Hvorostovsky

It's been a couple of years since Limelight named their top 12 singers, and I feel it's time for a new list.  There have been a few changes.  Natalie Dessay seems to be retired from opera and is focusing on song repertoire.  We can't rank Placido Domingo among the tenors any more, and he doesn't really rank that high as a baritone.  For me Bryn Terfel isn't singing up to his former standard, though I caught part of his Dutchman and found it rather good.

To qualify for this list the artist must be performing now and be rated according to their current performing standard.

People who should also be considered are:

Mariusz Kwiecien
Simon Keenlyside
Ildar Abdrazakov
Javier Camarena
Michael Fabiano
Lawrence Brownlee

Argue amongst yourselves.


Anonymous said...

How about Vogt, Keenlyside, Jaroussky ???

Dr.B said...

I've only heard Vogt once. Jaroussky doesn't really fit into the categories. Not sure about Keenlyside.

Anonymous said...

Vogt is special voice. strange but pleasing though

Anonymous said...

FLorez, Kaufmann, Hvorostovsky ,thats sure, absolutely, top of the top